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Facebook now lets you edit comments – finally!

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Previously, if you wanted to edit a comment or fix a mistake, you had to delete the original comment and write it again. That is, apparently, a waste of time for many, so Facebook has added a brand new feature – now you can edit the comment after posting. It’s being rolled out slowly, and you can’t do it from mobile, but simply hover over to your comment and click […]

Facebook releases WordPress plugin – now you can publish to Facebook from your blog

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Facebook has launched their first WordPress plugin, allowing bloggers who use WordPress to easily use some of their social plugins on their website such as Facebook Comments and inserting like buttons on every post. But what’s more important is its second feature – the fact that you can now automatically publish a story to a page or profile directly. No additional workaround required! Previously, in order to publish to Facebook, […]

Facebook in talks to buy Opera for US$1 billion?

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Image: Tom Solari/techgeek.com.au Get ready for another big acquisition from Facebook. The company is rumoured to be discussing with Opera Software to buy the firm, and analysts are saying that a deal could potentially be somewhere in the $1 billion to $1.2 billion range. Why? Analysts are pointing to its deal with Google that makes it the default search provider for Opera Mini and Opera Mobile. And for Opera, it […]

Facebook down nearly 11 percent in day two of trade

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On its second day of trading, Facebook’s stock has closed to finish at $34.03, nearly 11 percent down from where it closed and wiped some $19 billion of its market value. Today was its biggest test after its lead underwriter, Morgan Stanley, decided to stop artificially inflating the price – something it is alleged it has done on Friday to make sure it did not fall below $38. Things managed […]

Facebook stalls on IPO – $42.05 at open, closes just above $38

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After opening the trading bell at its headquarters at California, and a 30-minute delay pushing its expected 11:00am launch; Social networking website Facebook has officially become a publicly-traded company at 11:30am New York Time (or 1:30am Melbourne Time) at US$42.05 per share. The delay was said to be because of an unexpected surge of retail investors – basically people, not corporations, who buy shares – trying to get their own […]

Facebook is Going Public (and other stuff that you should know)

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Image: Tom Solari/techgeek.com.au Hours before Facebook finally kickstart this entire IPO process in New York, many of you are wondering what the hell is the big fuss? Unless you happen to be into technology, or just happen to work in either the financials or technology industry, you would have simply just heard it was going to go and offer its shares to the market. Well, here’s a bit of a […]

Morning Briefing: Facebook IPO edition

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 18 May, 2012. Facebook has finally announced what it will price its shares, all to go on sale tonight on the NASDAQ. Here are some of the headlines making around last night when news broke. Here’s what we are watching: Facebook releases a press release that announces it will price its shares at $38. It sell 180 million shares of Class A, plus an […]

Facebook to change IPO price again, now within $34 and $38

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Image: Tom Solari/techgeek.com.au Facebook is reported to have changed its IPO price – again – before it is set to go public, rumoured to be on Thursday (Friday our time). Multiple sources, including CNBC and AllThingsD are noting that Facebook’s IPO price will be within $34 and $38. The new price will value Facebook between $92 billion and $103 billion. As CNBC tweets: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/CNBC/statuses/202182417249861633″] [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/CNBC/statuses/202182573785497600″] Currently, Facebook plans […]

Morning Briefing: FileVault spitting out passwords in plain text, fashion gets on Facebook, and Facebook Messenger updated

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 7th of May, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: A Brazilian fashion retailer has created a new initiative called Fashion Like. By connecting with the companies Facebook page, this new coat-hanger being used in-store allows people to see the real-time online […]

IT’S ON: Facebook launches countersuit against Yahoo – claims 10 patents its violating

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Facebook has responded with Yahoo’s claims of patent infringement with its own counter-claim that Yahoo has violated 10 of its own patents – including its patents on social networking, privacy controls and in advertising. Facebook is also denying that it has infringed on Yahoo’s patents. However, on Yahoo’s alleged infringement, the social network is claiming that most of its profits were based on its infringement of its patents and it […]

OPINION: Privacy is one thing, pointless fear mongering is another

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Privacy is important. There is no doubt about it. When apps send entire address books, unencrypted, without permission, people have every right to be upset. I am not denying that. But what has stunned me is something that happens almost every time a company, such as Facebook, changes anything. And that is the amount of people that will instantly call it a privacy concern, or likewise, begin acting like it’s […]

Yep, Yahoo is suing Facebook on 10 patents relating to advertising and social networking

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Yahoo has launched its lawsuit against social networking company Facebook, claiming that it had infringed on 10 of its patents – all relating to social networking, customisation and advertising on the web. And, of course, it launched it before Facebook’s IPO coming up this year. “For much of the technology upon which Facebook is based, Yahoo! got their first,” it boasted in its lawsuit. “Facebook’s entire social network model… is […]

Facebook launches Timeline for Pages – auto upgrade on March 30

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Timeline is expanding! Facebook has announced that the new profile design will now be integrated to pages, meaning that companies will – like profiles – go all the way back to the past and add content easily to their very own “timeline”. The company also announced that all pages will automatically convert to the new template on March 30, but page owners have the option to preview the new pages […]

Yahoo on its last legs? Threatens Facebook with a patent lawsuit, wants royalties

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Is it Yahoo’s last stand? A report by the New York Times has revealed that the company is threatening Facebook with a patent lawsuit if it does not pay licensing fees for 10 to 20 patents it owns, which include advertising, web page personalisation, messaging and social networking. Yes, the signs of a dying company are definitely present. “Yahoo has a responsibility to its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders to […]